Entrapment, lack of physical evidence expected defenses in sprawling political corruption case.
Street fight preceded shooting, which has renewed calls for police to crack down on one notorious block.
Muni launches ‘Eyes Up, Phones Down,’ a campaign to make riders safer from crime on buses and trains.
The Marin County bicyclist who fatally struck a pedestrian crossing the street in San Francisco’s Castro neighborhood was sentenced Thursday to three years of probation and 1,000 hours of community service. About a dozen family members of the victim, 71-year-old Sutchi Hui, were present. Terry Hui, son of the victim, read a statement in court. “Please […]
Oakland police officers can expect to see change in their department. Thomas Frazier, appointed to oversee the Oakland police by a federal judge on Monday, has a reputation as an innovator not afraid to shatter police department traditions. Frazier is taking on a job that previous chiefs could not, or would not, do: bring the […]
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A former police commissioner from Baltimore has been appointed by a federal court to oversee the embattled Oakland Police Department. U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson announced Monday that new compliance director Thomas C. Frazier will have broad authority over the beleaguered force including the power to seek the dismissal of the […]
For the last several years, the first Friday of every month has been a date Oaklanders, fans of Oakland, art aficionados, and connoisseurs of community celebrations have all looked forward to. Starting with an event called Art Murmur–a gallery walk centered in the Uptown neighborhood on Telegraph Avenue–First Friday has become a monthly street party, […]
Shoshana Walter, The Bay Citizen Linda Mendoza says her life began changing for the better the day she was robbed at gunpoint. In 2010, Mendoza had just opened her beauty salon on International Boulevard in East Oakland when three men walked through the door, pointed a gun at her pregnant belly and demanded cash. The […]
by Zusha Elinson, The Bay Citizen San Francisco police arrested Marcel Largaespada on April 30 after a gunpoint robbery at a Lombard Street business, but they couldn’t catch his alleged accomplice, Alan McCahill. McCahill gave officers the slip, investigators believed, by hopping on a Muni bus. He was caught days later. To try to place […]